Twisted Spoke on Versus. Contador, clenbuterol and divine intervention.

A miracle for Schleck courtesy of Twisted Spoke.

Twisted Spoke began 18 months ago and in our first four weeks of existence we had a grand total of eight readers. Things did improve — we had over 52,000 visits during the TDF.

This year we covered the Tour of California and Tour of France for CycleSport Magazine and interviewed Tyler Farrar for the first issue of Joe Parkin’s Paved Magazine. It’s been an honor and a thrill.

Now we here at Twisted Spoke World Corporate Headquarters are goose-bumped to announce we’ll be writing a weekly post for Versus from here on out– or until they grow weary of our sophomoric nonsense.

We’re joining some truly illustrious writers like the always hilarious Neil Browne, the relentlessly insightful James Raia and the genuinely bizarre Bob Roll.

Our first post out the gate is on –what else — Alberto’s hot water problem. Here are the first two appetizer paragraphs, the rest of the meal is at Versus and no, we are not serving any Spanish meat due to concerns over contamination.

*Special note: We asked Versus not to correct our typos so regular Twisted Spoke readers feel at right at home.

The appetizer:

Andy Schleck owes me a boatload of money.

That’s the first nano-synapse thought I had when the news exploded that Alberto Contador had tested positive for clenbuterol on the second rest day at the Tour de France.

Yes, Andy, cough up the big bucks and I don’t particularly care if it’s a slice of the Saxo Bank money or drawn on the account of your new mystery team Luxembourg account. Euros, dollars, it’s all good.

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  • dbrower

    Yes, clearly you are owed a big cut. Your responsibility is immense. Also, you will be banned for 2 years for facilitating Bert’s indiscretion, which you have now confessed.

    By the way, can you fix the home page so clicking on the links in the box on the top right goes to the actual articles, rather than back to the home page? It’s a pain in the ass to wait for the featured story of interest to come around again on the guitar. What’s the point of that box if not to go to the actual post?

    • http://www.atwistedspoke.com walshworld

      dbrower, I feel your pain on the click links but it’s a template and me, trying to adjust that would take a week off my life. Matt

  • Machaca

    Way to go, Matt!!!

  • Sam parker

    I suggest you say 3 Hail Andy’s while kneeling on twisted spoke nipples in the confessional at Our Sacred Blessed Church of Merckx. Never mind the Nun that looks like Manolo Sainz, she will be defrocked soon enough. The Holy Ghost of Liberty Seguros not withstanding, (didn’t Bertie Boy spend some time on that team?) you might be able to sneak out before the Angels (St. Jiminez, St. Pantani) catch you.